Alalamalislami: International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano confirmed in an official statement on Saturday that Iran has complied with all its undertakings in compliance with the July nuclear deal in Vienna, preparing the way for the full annulment of all the sanctions against Iran in the next hour.
"Today, I released a report confirming that Iran has completed the necessary preparatory steps to start the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The report was submitted to the IAEA Board of Governors and to the United Nations Security Council," Amano said in an official statement carried on the UN nuclear watchdog's official website on Saturday.
Amano said his report was issued after "Agency inspectors on the ground verified that Iran has carried out all measures required under the JCPOA to enable Implementation Day to occur".
"This paves the way for the IAEA to begin verifying and monitoring Iran’s nuclear-related commitments under the agreement, as requested by the UN Security Council and authorised by the IAEA Board."
Relations between Iran and the IAEA now enter a new phase. "It is an important day for the international community," the IAEA chief said.
"In line with its commitments, Iran will start to provisionally implement the Additional Protocol to its Safeguards Agreement with the IAEA. Together with other nuclear-related measures under the JCPOA, this increases the Agency’s ability to monitor nuclear activities in Iran and to verify that they are peaceful," he added.
Following the official confirmation, the six world powers are now required to call all the sanctions against Iran as null and void as enshrined in the Vienna nuclear deal.
Meantime, the IAEA also released another statement on its new uranium enrichment monitoring system to verify Iran’s commitments under the JCPOA.